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Opinions mixed for privatized landfill

Once Hall County commissioners vote on a final budget in upcoming weeks, they'll turn their eyes to the county's landfill fund.

May 27, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Hall County faces hard calls on budget

The Hall County Board of Commissioners now has three choices to consider for the 2012 fiscal year: drastically cut expenses, raises taxes or fall somewhere in the middle.

May 27, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Reading instructor takes junket to learn new methods

Ava White knows how to teach slow readers, and she wants to help Hall County's students on a large scale.

May 27, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Fallen trees cause damage, power outages

Storms whipped through the region Thursday night bringing some much needed rain but also some damage and power outages.

May 27, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Wreck in Dahlonega kills man, 76

A two-vehicle wreck Friday afternoon west of Dahlonega killed a 76-year-old resident of Ben West Road.

May 27, 2011 | Shannon Casas | Local


Brenau Academy changes give kids head start in college

When students begin class at Brenau Academy this fall, they will not have the option to take typical high school level courses. Instead, they will be dual-enrolled at Brenau University.

May 27, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Alumni remember Lyman Hall High after 65 years

Peggy Roper-Phillips can remember her high school graduation like it was yesterday.

May 26, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Grant helps to fund midtown trail

Hall County has received $645,000 in state transportation grants intended to "enhance communities and improve quality of life."

May 26, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Cleveland shooting injures father, son

Cleveland police are investigating the shooting of a father, 47, and son, 27, both of whom are in the hospital with serious injuries.

May 26, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local


Gainesville man breaks indoor rowing record

Kelly Parham merrily rowed past the indoor rowing world record Thursday morning. But life was anything but a dream - he hadn't slept in 77 hours.

May 26, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local


Lawyer, former school board member remembered for hard work, ethics

Colleagues and friends are remembering Sam Oliver, a prominent lawyer and community leader who died Wednesday of leukemia at age 68.

May 26, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local


Splash Zone opens Saturday at Frances Meadows center

Temperatures have been hovering in the 90s. Teachers have said farewell to their students. Memorial Day is almost here.

May 26, 2011 | Shannon Casas | Local


Leaders advise reservoirs are not the only answer

New reservoirs aren't the immediate answer for Georgia's water needs, a panel of local government leaders said Thursday.

May 26, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Hall commission chairman proposes tax increase

Facing an $11.5 million gap in next year's budget, Hall County Board of Commissioners Chairman Tom Oliver recommended a tax increase Thursday night.

May 26, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Storms rolling through North Georgia

The National Weather Service says the storm system that struck the Midwest this week is moving into Georgia, bringing possible thunderstorms to the state.

May 26, 2011 | From staff, wire reports | Local


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Martin Road residents ask for widening project to be axed

Martin Road residents formally asked Hall County area transportation planners Wednesday to ditch a highly contested plan to widen the South Hall road.

February 15, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville man gets life sentence for convenience store armed robbery

A Gainesville man received a life prison sentence after pleading guilty to taking nearly $10,000 and firing his gun three times in a Gainesville ...

February 15, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


New Flowery Branch building housing pizzeria, beer shop gets final OK

A new downtown Flowery Branch building that will house a pizzeria and a craft beer business could open by late spring or early summer.

February 15, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall school officials: New budget includes raises, no program cuts

Gainesville and Hall County school officials have put in place timelines for approving their 2017-18 budgets.

February 15, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


State education funding under the microscope

A nonprofit organization that tracks Georgia spending and policies by state leaders is warning school districts to prepare to "face growing financial pressures."

February 15, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


UNG student finds stability with service dog by her side

The thing that saved Taylor Fleming from herself is covered in fur, walks on four legs and goes by the name of Ryder.

February 15, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Local schools promote foreign language program

Hall County school officials approved spending up to $5,000 in needs and merit scholarships to help students who qualify for the Federal Service Language ...

February 15, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


‘Shank’ text message opens Gainesville murder trial

The defendant in a murder trial sent a text message saying he would "shank" the victim if he entered a Gainesville apartment, according to testimony ...

February 15, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


UNG student serves as intern for House speaker

Matthew Herrera, a political science major at the University of North Georgia's Gainesville campus, is serving as an intern for Georgia House Speaker David ...

February 14, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Hockaday named GOAL winner for Lanier Tech

Lauren Hockaday, a firefighter/EMSP student at Lanier Technical College from White County, was named the college's winner of the Georgia Occupational Award of ...

February 14, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


State Route 11/U.S. 129 widening project to require lane closures

Upcoming construction will affect drivers traveling on State Route 11/U.S. 129 through Hall and Jackson counties.

February 14, 2017 | | Local


Georgia wins major ruling in water wars case

Georgia has won a landmark ruling against Florida in a U.S. Supreme Court case over water sharing in a basin the two states share ...

February 14, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local




Hispanic community on alert after immigration sweeps

Fear and distrust have returned to the Hispanic community following a sweep against undocumented immigrants that netted at least 13 arrests in Gainesville over the ...

February 14, 2017 | BY CARLOS GALARZA AND NICK WATSON cgalarza@gainesvilletimes.com, nwatson@gainsevilletimes.com | Local


Roswell man charged with enticing girl

A Roswell man is accused of enticing a girl through social media before he was charged with aggravated child molestation.

February 14, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


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